- Recently, a video went viral after claiming that it was the footage of the helicopter crash involving Kobe Bryant
- The video showed a helicopter crashing before bursting into flames when it accidentally crash-landed
- However, it has been reported that the claim was false and it was misleading the public
- The viral video was actually taken in December 2018 when a helicopter crashed in the United Arab Emirates
Amid the reports about the tragic death of NBA superstar Kobe Bryant along with his daughter Gianna, a video claiming that it was the actual footage of the helicopter crash went viral on social media.
However, KAMI learned that the claim was misleading the public and it was not the real video.
In a report by Rappler, several Facebook pages shared the video with a caption that read, “Kobe Bryant Actual Footage Video helicopter crash.”
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However, Rappler reported that the viral video was not the actual footage of the helicopter crash.
The video that was circulating online was a footage taken on December 30, 2018, when a helicopter crashed in the United Arab Emirates.
“Helicopter crashes after hitting zipline on Jebel Jais, killing all of its crew. A rescue helicopter has crashed into mountains in Ras Al Khaimah after striking a zipline, killing all of its crew,” it read in the caption.
The Sunline Online which covered the death of Bryant also said that the footage was fake.
"The Sun Online covered the story [in Jebel Jais] when it broke, with the same footage that is being shared online as Bryant's death, but from a slightly different angle,” the publication stated.
French news agency Agence France-Presse also released a video from the crash site and it looked different from the viral video.
In a previous report by KAMI, an audio footage containing the last communication with the pilot of the helicopter was released to the public.
Kobe Bryant is an All-Star player in the NBA who used to play for the Los Angeles Lakers. He was married to Vanessa Bryant and they had four daughters together.
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